Tensions between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama Administration seem to be growing by the minute, with a weekend speech in which Karzai threatened to join the Taliban fueling resentment on both sides.
Karzai’s faux-outrage at Western interference is nothing new, but the first indication that this rift could be moving beyond rhetoric came today, when Karzai canceled a planned visit to a NATO base in Kandahar province, a move US officials are calling a “victory for the Taliban.”
And the folks in the State Department, Pentagon, and White House never saw this coming?!?
Karzai could well shock his Western allies by demanding a "Status of Force Agreement" which would have US and NATO forces out of the country very quickly and far before those pipelines have been installed with which the US was hoping to control the flow of Eurasian oil!